101 and 103 were gone by October 82. 102 is listed as being in the fleet until May 83. There's a photo out there of 101 in the desert without titles - all three were sent directly to the desert after Air Florida service. They never went back to Transamerica and were converted to full freighters and went to FedEx in early 84.
109 came online in March 83.
1035F was the ex-Icelandair bird, but it was long gone by then. It started with Spantax in September 82.
I suspect that either A) 102 was in the fleet longer than stated, B) another aircraft like a DC-8 was subleased for a few months, or C) they didn't operate all the flights as scheduled.
Air Florida did sublease a Rich DC-8 in November 83, but my best guess is that they didn't operate all the flights as scheduled. Even with all the resources I have, I can't find a definitive answer.
When faced with similar dilemmas, I go with the plausible option and just update later if solid info is uncovered. At the end of the day, we are often grasping at straws to explain how these airlines completed their schedules with the fleet that our records show, but such is the life with pre-internet age data.
Thanks for putting in so much effort, it does not go unnoticed!
Airline Name: Will's Air Country: United States Callsign: IATA/ICAO Code: YW/WRW Aircraft: PAG Notes: Only scheduled flights were BOS-HYA-ACK. Like most operators on the Cape, a good percentage of their business was charters. Almost no photos available. Download:briansretroai.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/brw_willsair_su83.zip
Airline Name: AVENSA Country: Venezuela Callsign: AVE IATA/ICAO Code: VE/VEE Aircraft: 72S, 727, D9S, CVR Notes: Most aircraft painted in blue & red stripes livery 727 delivery livery, my least favorite. Billboard titles didn't come around until about 85, when Pan Am introduced them. Download:briansretroai.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/brw_avensa_su83.zip
Airline Name: Air Tahiti Country: French Polynesia Callsign: IATA/ICAO Code: QE/TAH Aircraft: BNI Notes: Not related to the current Air Tahiti. Renamed Air Moorea in 1986 and Air Polynésie became the current Air Tahiti. Operated high frequency service between Papeete and Moorea. Aircraft split to avoid the FS 100+ flight errors. Air Tahiti operated a fleet of Pipers on sightseeing flights, to be added once there's a good way to do them. Download:briansretroai.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/brw_airtahiti_su83.zip
Airline Name: Ecuatoriana Country: Equador Callsign: ECUATORIANA IATA/ICAO Code: EU/EEA Aircraft: 707, B72 Notes: Sadly, most of the Calder-inspired aircraft were painted into a standard livery, with the exception of the 720 Convertible. Since the aircraft were also considered military aircraft, I've added some international destinations that weren't regularly scheduled. Download:briansretroai.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/brw_ecuatoriana_su83.zip
Last Edit: Apr 5, 2020 19:05:49 GMT -6 by sierraair
Airline Name: Aerotal Colombia Country: Colombia Callsign: AEROTAL IATA/ICAO Code: XK/XKL Aircraft: 707, 727 Notes: On their last legs. Out of business by November 83, after suffering numerous hijackings and two hull losses in the prior 12 months. The Colombian banking crisis also didn't help. Download:briansretroai.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/brw_aerotalcolombia_su83.zip
I'm a visual person so being able to see all the routes for the plans I've made makes me very happy.
I've been using Airline Route Mapper by one of the FlyerTalk guys.
Since the program runs on external data files, I can import my own data to display. I only import completed flightplans so there's still many airlines missing. I'm also only adding the scheduled flights, not any of the representative charters I've added in post.
If anyone is interested, you can get the program HERE, then unzip and drop THESE FILES into the directory. Override when prompted since I added some aircraft types and numerous airports.
I really do enjoy seeing the world fill up airline by airline!
Last Edit: Apr 10, 2020 22:32:12 GMT -6 by sierraair
Airline Name: Bering Air Country: United States Callsign: REGISTRATION IATA/ICAO Code: AS/ Aircraft: PAG, CNA Notes: Operating village service for Alaska Airlines from Nome and Kotzebue. In June 83, Alaska purchased 2 Pipers and immediately leased them to Bering to upgrade Bering's services and begin co-op from OME and OTZ. With the advent of the mail bypass system (bypassing USPS employees and carrying mail directly from one point to another), they needed the extra lift. Download:briansretroai.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/brw_beringair_su83.zip